Integrated Biometrics visits Capitol Hill to advocate increased use of biometric technologies

April 1, 2016 - 

Integrated Biometrics announced that it recently sent a team led by company VP David Gerulsi to Capitol Hill to advocate for increased use of new biometric enrollment and verification technology to address emerging global issues.

The team spent time at the offices of Senator Tim Scott and Congressman Trey Gowdy, both members of the congressional delegation representing South Carolina, home of Integrated Biometrics.

“We had meaningful discussions during our time on ‘The Hill’ explaining the role mobile fingerprint biometrics is playing in helping to secure borders, and advocating for increased use to deal with the never ending influx of refugees as well as voter identification, mobile payment verification, and national ID efforts,” Gerulski said.

During the meeting, Gerulski emphasized the need for international delegations led by members of Congress to visit overseas locations to witness, in person, the successes of mobile fingerprint biometrics in the field, as well as to identify needs that could be addressed by U.S.-based providers like Integrated Biometrics.

Senator Tim Scott is active on five committees including the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Representative Trey Gowdy, who was previously a member of the Benghazi Committee investigating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is the Chairman of the influential Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. He also sits on the Subcommittee for Crime Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations.

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